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Pencoed Pathways – Yr9 Introduction to GCSEs

On behalf of the staff and governors of Pencoed Comprehensive School, we are delighted to invite you to our Pencoed Pathways event, on Thursday 7th December 2023 which will run from 4pm to 5.30pm.

This event has been designed to support your child in making their option choices for GCSE, along with an opportunity to meet staff from all areas including core subjects. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our school community.

We have organised the evening to allow you to find out how the option process will run, and the timeline of key dates. We appreciate how important this academic year is for each and every one of our learners, and want to give you an opportunity to visit departmental representatives to find out more about the GCSE courses to support informed decisions. This will also help our learners successfully move from Year 9 into Year 10 next academic year.

You will also be able to hear from Mr John, Progress and Wellbeing Lead, and the leadership team and discover how we support all learners to learn, grow, thrive and flourish in our school.

Please note, for those Yr9 learners who are part of the LRC base, parents and carers will receive a separate invitation to an event, to learn about the tailored pathways available to their children.

Parents, carers and learners are to meet in Canteen 5 at 4pm for a short presentation, before moving to the Sports Hall to visit stalls from core (compulsory study at KS4) and options subjects. Signage will be posted to direct you to the appropriate locations and members of our Sixth Form will also be available to support.

Curriculum representatives will be available to talk through the subject outlines and requirements for GCSE. Please note that this is not a progress evening, and staff will not be able to share detailing information of learners progress. Yr9 Progress Evening is calendared for March 2024.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you and responding to any queries or questions that you may have.

Children in Need 2023

This Friday, 17th November will be a non-uniform day in aid of Children in Need. Students are encouraged to wear Children in Need themed clothing if they have any. A voluntary donation of £1 can be made using the ParentPay system. Students can also bring in change for fundraising activities.

The full amount collected will be donated to Children in Need who fund over 3,900 local charities and projects which directly support children and young people in communities across the UK.

Students will still be expected to maintain high standards of behaviour and must wear suitable, practical, appropriate clothing for school. Offensive slogans or images on clothing will not be permitted. All school rules including those regarding mobile devices remain unchanged.

We hope that this will be an enjoyable day and an opportunity to focus on something positive for the whole school community. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact admin@pencoedcs.bridgend.cymru.

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